Cyber security Trends for 2022

Andre Camillo, CISSP
3 min readDec 31, 2021

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Of course some of the topics mentioned below will encompass ongoing matters that have been predicted in the past, but it will also include information seen by third-party analysts such as Gartner and other sources (all will be mentioned for your further inspection and study).

For this I’m looking at third-party research (Gartner/Forrester/more) and discussions I’ve had recently with customers and friends.

Make sure to leave comments if you have insights too.

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Cyber Security will become even an more common topic among non technical and non IT savvy people.

There are many reasons for this, but I can say from a personal level that it’s become quite common to see personal contacts in social media, non techies, falling victim to Whatsapp account takeovers and Instagram profile hacks.

Plus even older people from family is becoming aware of cyber security issues and issues with links on the web.

Fueling this is data leakage and breaches with PII, something it is impossible for users to control, especially in riskier locations, where government and official citizen data is not protected to best practices.

We have seen many instances of this in the past few years.

Disinformation will continue to be a challenge

With more social media users and platforms and more powerful technologies to assist with obfuscation and creation of artificial content — with voice cloning and DeepFakes, it is only a matter of time before these are weaponized.

About Disinformation read this article: The Rise Of Voice Cloning And DeepFakes In The Disinformation Wars (forbes.com)

To Forbes (link above), David Britton, vice president of industry solutions, global ID and fraud at Experian said:

“Consumers need to be vigilant to understand that these emerging threats exist, and while they aren’t yet widely used today, we believe they will be increasingly popular among fraudsters,” said Britton. “Consumers should pay close attention to voice…

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Andre Camillo, CISSP

Cloud and Security technologies, Career, Growth Mindset. Follow: https://linktr.ee/acamillo . Technical Specialist @Microsoft. Opinions are my own.